Flood-affected primary care providers offered free clinical service spaces

Healthy North Coast are aware that some of our primary health care providers will be doing it tough over the next few months, particularly where premises have been materially impacted by the flood.

We also know that recovery will take time and restoring usual practice spaces may not be solved immediately.

That’s why, with support through the Australian Government PHN program, Healthy North Coast has worked with Southern Cross University (SCU) to secure temporary clinic spaces. These are for use free-of-charge by primary care clinicians and services in the Lismore region who have had premises impacted.

The dedicated clinic at SCU has up to 20 clinical consult rooms available. Depending on requirements, these are available individually or in multiples to support different services’ needs.

The clinic space is funded by Healthy North Coast and will provide practice management services so that clinical providers are well supported, allowing for quicker health care continuity to the Lismore community.

Of course, we understand some refurbishments may take some time. We expect to make space available for up to 12 months while plans, building works and/or alternative accommodation can be organised.

This is an opportunity for local general practices, specialists, mental health and other allied health professionals to use these free spaces while the flood recovery effort takes place.

Please get in touch with Healthy North Coast to find out more — click here